Interview with YoaKustoms Shoe Customizer Amanda Yoakum

For our most recent interview we are proud to spread word about YoaKustoms. A rather young customizer just coming up on 1 year in the hobby. In that one year she has learned a lot,  her designs have become more detailed, and she has received national exposure. So check it!

1. Please give your name, age, where you are from and or grew up?

My name is Amanda Yoakum.  I am 25 years old and from good old Basking Ridge, NJ.

2. What, if any, art based education have you had?

I’ve been doing art since I was a small child; I was born with it in my blood. I got my BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in NYC.

3.When did you start and what got you into customizing?

YoaKustoms is just about to have its 1st birthday in April.  I got into customizing because my bf is a sneakerhead, so I customized a pair of kicks for his birthday, he put them up on the forums and they were a huge hit and now here I am. (This design below was that first pair!)